Teen admits sheep suffering charge

A TEENAGE boy has admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a sheep.

A TEENAGE boy has admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a sheep.

The 16-year-old is one of six teenagers who appeared before King's Lynn magistrates accused of mistreating a Black Hebridean ewe in Wells, Norfolk, in March.

The youth, from Wells, admitted two allegations of causing unnecessary suffering but denied causing the sheep's death.

The other five all denied causing unnecessary suffering and will stand trial later this year.


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They are Sean Yaxley, 19, of Braintree, Essex; a 15-year-old boy from Wells; a 17-year-old boy from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire; a 17-year-old boy from Wells; and a 17-year-old boy from East Molesey, Surrey.

Only Yaxley can be identified for legal reasons.

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